From the White House to the convention center, Downtown DC is the lively epicenter of the city. See world-class artwork at the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery, or explore the First Amendment at the Newseum. After a day of museums, stroll through Palmer Alley in CityCenterDC, home to over 30 restaurants and stores including luxury retailers Louis Vuitton, Hermes, and Gucci. Sample the sweets at RareSweets and sip an espresso at Dolcezza. Stop into Old Ebbitt Grill and sample the oyster menu – a favorite of several past presidents. With Penn Quarter and The National Mall within walking distance, and three metro stops in the area, there’s no reason to skip Downtown DC.